The burden of middle management costs in the overheads of an offshore company

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


Before starting to discuss this topic, I would like to cheer all our middle managers up… we do love them! So, after taking these precautions, let us start the difficult part. Middle managers are the gear box of any offshore / nearshore formula 1. It is easy to have a 2000 HP engine, but without any drive train, one would not get much out of it. The lack of middle management usually is the main problem causing offshore operation failures… in other ...
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Planning review

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


On writing these lines, I am in the departure lounge to join Alex, who has been in Munich since yesterday, for the System fair. The schedule comprises two meetings with very important customers and a potential partnership. I am going to spend two days there, then, on Thursday evening, I will return to Bucharest to review the development stage of Pentalog operations on the local market (in full boom). On Friday evening, the gathering of all Branch Managers in East Europe for ...
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Allez les bleus

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


I told you that we would crush the dragon! I am glad to be ‘a blue one’! I hope that, in the following days, to receive good news from our national administrations, in accordance with the generosity that we’ve just seen express. I actually experience a true philosophical conflict with the institutions of the Republic. France does not understand a thing from the new international diffusion of business and continues to apply the XIX century rules on international migrations. They obviously put ...
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Romania-New Zealand and France-Georgia: How to combine the pleasant and the pleasant

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


Brasov, Friday October 5, I have not always taken the time to post, but the last WE was really rich for some Pentalogue-ians who, together with me, headed for the south of France. The schedule included: Romania-NZ and France Georgia. Firstly, Toulouse, Saturday; Monica and I met old acquaintances from Bucharest business, who had come to offer their endless support to our other three-color team. This experience reminded me the extent to which Romania is a part of me. I vibrated on the ...
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Low cost : a pay-off strategy for Pentalog


Article taken from “Loiret Eco” magazine, issue 7, October 2007, from Loiret CCI Read the article ((pentalog_cci_oct2007.pdf) THE LOW COST: A PAY OFF STRATEGY FOR PENTALOG Set-up in Orleans, Pentalog High Tech is the French leader in IT and low cost offshoring. And its GM is a European specialist in this respect. Frédéric Lasnier arranges foreign banknotes into his wallet: in a couple of hours he flies to East Europe, an area where his company develops. Founded in 1993, Pentalog is a SSII ...
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